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GM app scans license plates, gets driver’s phone number

Scared of having your phone number accidentally spread over the Internet? That may be the least of your worries if GM's new app and system ever takes off. The app, called DiDi plate will let anyone, with the right app of course, take a snapshot of a car's license plate and get the driver's phone number, opening him or her to a world of hurt from unsolicited messages.

AT&T and Audi bring LTE to your drive via the 2015 A5

Audi and AT&T are now considering your car as a device. The two companies have teamed up to offer AT&T’s LTE service in the 2015 Audi A5. The car, which launches in a few weeks, will come with six months of LTE service, with two pricing options available once the initial trial is over.

Google and Apple tug of war to extend to cars

The rivalry between tech giants Google and Apple is starting to leak out beyond the usual smartphone and tablet battlefield. At the Consumer Electronics Show next year, both companies are expected to showcase technologies that integrate with hi-tech automobiles from some of the world's leading car makers.

Hyundai, Kia to put out Android-based smart cars soon

Automobile makers Hyundai and Kia are trying to lay claim to the title of being the world's first automakers to include an Android-based navigation system in its upcoming and future models very soon. Although it sounds quite ambitious and somewhat vague, if all goes according to their plans, we might be seeing such cars by the end of the year.

Android powers new Volvo infotainment system

Neonode and automaker Volvo have announced that they have teamed up for a next-generation high-performance in-vehicle infotainment system. The infotainment system is called the Sensus Connected Touch. Perhaps the most interesting part of the infotainment system is that it uses a seven-inch touch panel that runs the Android operating system.
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